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If you’ve never tried making your own Homemade Oven Chips – now’s your chance! This method is ridiculously simple.

With a few simple tricks, these skin on fries are lighter and cheaper than a bag of frozen chips.

How to make homemade chips step three. Bake until cooked.

Oh hello fresh oven chips at home! Are they the perfect, greasy, deep fried fish and chips shop chips? Maybe not. But are they perfectly acceptable for a home cooked dinner – absolutely yes! 

Making Homemade Chips doesn’t have to mean deep frying to get the flavour. This recipe involves zero faff – no soaking, no peeling, no nonsense. You can serve them up alongside loads of different meals too and everyone will love them.


How we came up with this recipe

I came up with this really easy method as I LOVE oven chips, but I feel that they are a bit more processed than they need to be.

Making them myself, I know exactly what ingredients are used, and also, I can have them any time that there are potatoes in the house. BONUS!

A lot of recipes soak the potatoes but, I have to say, I am too lazy for this so have omitted it here to make them as simple as possible.


Why you’ll love this Skin On Fries recipe

⭐️ Comfort food satisfaction

⭐️ Gluten-free, vegan and healthy

⭐️ Zero faff and good value


Close up of cooked homemade chips.

About these Homemade Oven Chips

Out of the many ways to cook potatoes, there is no doubt that the firm favourite in most households is the humble chip

No need for deep pans with bubbling fat (do you remember chips pans in the kitchen being a thing?!) And no need to dish up bland, unhealthy pre-made ones from a bag either.

Take some potatoes, cut them up, add a little olive oil, sprinkle some garlic powder, some salt and pepper, and put them in the oven until crispy. That’s just about all there is to it. No need to peel so we have perfect skin on fries awaiting.

When it comes to the type of potatoes to use, Maris Piper or King Edwards are perfect for chips. Also, potatoes that have been hanging around in the cupboard for a while are apparently even better as they’ve dried out a little – who knew?

All that said, use whichever variety you have. While they may not be the ultimate chip every time, they’ll still be delicious. Read more about which potatoes are best for doing what with in this potato guide.


Homemade Oven Chips Ingredients

Ingredients for homemade chips recipe laid out on a counter top.
  • Potatoes – Maris Pipers or King Edwards are ideal, but any kind will also do.
  • Olive oil – Use this to coat the potatoes. Sunflower or vegetable oil is OK too. A light flavour or flavourless is best.
  • Garlic powder – For some added taste.
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.

How to make Homemade Chips in the Oven

How to make homemade chips step one. Chop into strips.

1. Preheat the oven and cut the potatoes into 1cm chip shapes.

How to make homemade chips step two. Lay on baking tray and put on olive oil, salt and pepper and garlic granules.

2. On a baking sheet sprinkle oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper over the chips until they’re well coated. Bake until crunchy and golden, turning once (as per the recipe below).


Substitutions

Flavourings

If you fancy taking the skin on fries up a notch, you could try adding one of the following:

  • 1tsp chilli powder or chilli flakes
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 2 tsp onion powder

Leftovers

In the fridge You can keep this recipe in the fridge for 3 days. Reheat fully before serving. HOWEVER, be prepared – they will go a little soggy if heated in the microwave, but honestly I’d still eat them as a late night snack found in the fridge!

What to serve with Homemade Oven Chips

⭐️ Popcorn Chicken

⭐️ Sticky Halloumi Kebabs

⭐️ Naan Bread Pizza

⭐️ Chicken Tikka Burgers

⭐️ Steak Pie

⭐️ Ikea Swedish Meatballs

⭐️ Cheese and Onion Pasties

⭐️ Big Mac Tacos!

⭐️ Crispy Chicken Burgers

⭐️ Cajun Salmon Tacos

⭐️ Veg Moussaka

⭐️ Philly Cheesesteak

⭐️ French Bread Pizzas

⭐️ Tuna Melt

⭐️ Muffaletta

⭐️ BBQ Chicken Wraps


Top tips

Peel or not to peel? 

I don’t bother as I am far too lazy and also quite like the texture with the skin on and a lot of people prefer skin on fries because of the additional flavour. Of course, it’s up to you though and if you’d like to peel first, feel free.

How to cut the chips

I used this gadget, which has had a lot of use in my house: KitchenCraft Potato Chipper.

The machine isn’t perfect. It’s a bit clumsy and clunky and doesn’t feel super sturdy, BUT I still love it as the chips are so perfectly sized.

To cut them up by hand, just turn the potatoes lengthways, carefully cut into 1cm slices and then cut each slice into 1cm strips.

How to get them crispy

If they’re not quite as crispy as you’d like, this is almost always because they need more time to cook or they are overcrowded on the oven tray.

Soaking the uncooked chips

I’ve read about people doing this and tried it. It’s supposed to remove some of the starch from the potatoes before cooking. I guess it makes them a tiny bit crispier, but for me it’s not worth the extra step.

If you want to try it, when you’ve cut the chips up, soak them for 30 minutes in cold water. Then drain and pat dry before continuing.

More Potato recipes…

Skin On Fries FAQs

Do I need to parboil homemade chips?

Honestly, you can do this but I’m a big fan of omitting any unnecessary steps. I think the end result of cooking them like this is just that they won’t stay as crispy for as long after cooking.

So if you let them hang around they would go a little soft. Does this matter when you’ll be eating them sharpish though?!

Are these chips healthy?

These chips are cooked with very little oil so are much lighter than a usual deep fried chip.

If you leave the skins on too they contain more fibre than your average chip.

They can be made as part of lots of home cooked recipes, including vegetarian family meals.

Are homemade chips gluten free?

Yes they are! Naturally gluten free.

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Easiest Ever Homemade Oven Chips

If you’ve made your own homemade chips you aren’t going back to the frozen oven variety, that’s for sure. These vegan, gluten-free skin on fries are the perfect accompaniment to many family dinners.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 kg Potatoes
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 200c. Cut the potatoes into 1cm chip shapes. Line a baking sheet (see notes) and put the chips on. Sprinkle over the oil, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  • Toss the potatoes so they are totally coated in the oil and the seasoning.
  • Bake for 45 mins. Flip and cook for another 10-15 minutes until cooked to your preferred level of crunchiness!

Notes

Baking tray: When adding to the baking tray, don’t overcrowd the chips or they might not go as crispy as you’d like and will take longer to cook
Type of potatoes: Maris Pipers or King Edwards are ideal, but any kind will also do. Perfect if they’ve been in your cupboard a little while too
Extra flavouring options: Chilli powder (1 tsp), smoked paprika (2 tsp) or onion powder (2 tsp)
How to cut the chips: I use this gadget – the KitchenCraft Potato Chipper. But if you’re chopping by hand, turn the potatoes lengthways, carefully cut into 1 cm slices and cut each slice into 1 cm strips
Peeling, soaking and parboiling: I don’t do any! Feel free to do these steps, but they are fine without

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 1070mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 49mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Family Food
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